Weekend Box Office: The Avengers smashes record, tops $200M

Hulk smash the box office!Bringing new meaning to the term “Hulk smash!”, The Avengers was once again able to surpass expectations at the box office, not only posting the highest weekend gross of all-time, but doing so with a berth of over $30 million from the former-record holder (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two). The movie held up remarkably well over Saturday and its projected Sunday, besting every past smash-hit, which traditionally saw drops-offs from Friday. Disney may have overestimated the figure a bit to be able to pass the $200m mark and for the sake of headlines, but even if the actual gross ends up closer to $195m, it’s still damn impressive.

Check out the full chart after the jump…

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 Marvel’s The Avengers $200.3M $46,057 $200.3M
2 Think Like a Man $8.0M $3,980 $73.0M
3 The Hunger Games $5.7M $2,040 $380.7M
4 The Lucky One $5.5M $1,834 $47.9M
5 The Pirates! Band of Misfits $5.4M $1,608 $18.6M
6 The Five-Year Engagement $5.1M $1,734 $19.2M
7 The Raven $2.5M $1,135 $12.0M
8 Safe $2.5M $1,088 $23.0M
9 Chimpanzee $2.4M $1,564 $39.6M
10 The Three Stooges $1.8M $828 $38.0M